What’s the Hoax?
Back on August 27th, 2003, Mars came the closest it had been to Earth in 60,000 years — a mere 56 million km! That’s when someone sent out the following email:
Don’t miss to see - TWO MOON ON 27 AUGUST*
*27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for………….*
Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August.
It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.
Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again]
For some reason…
The same email, for some reason, has gone out every August 27th ever since. But note:
As usual, there will only be one moon tonight!
It looks like this.
- 35 people were arrested at a Donald Trump rally in San Diego as protesters clashed with supporters. Trump thanked police for "handling the thugs."
- The World Health Organization has dismissed calls to postpone or cancel this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro because of the Zika virus.
- The loneliest elephant in the world has died after spending 67 of her 69 years in captivity at a Tokyo zoo.
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